Mr. PM, a critic speaks

The Prime Minister recently revealed, in one of his few interviews, that he lacks criticism. “But, unfortunately, the number of critics is very low,” he said. “Most of the time people are just making claims, more people are playing perception games.” It is with these words in mind that I clarify before going any further that I consider myself an …

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Tibetan Sikyong Penpa Tsering calls for closer relations

Tibetan Central Administration chief Penpa Tsering on Monday expressed hope that Taiwan and Tibet can strengthen their mutual ties. “There are many aspects in which we can work together,” said Penpa Tsering, who took office in May as the Tibetan government-in-exile sikyong. “We still have to find and understand how we can work together, how we can collaborate on issues …

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Does a deity have to have two or more arms?

The earliest Hindu iconography showing a four-armed Vishnu was found in Malhar in Madhya Pradesh, dating back to 100 BCE. In Kushan’s coins, minted over 1,800 years ago, we come across images of a woman holding the cornucopia. She is identified with the Roman goddess Fortuna, the Greek goddess Tyche, the Ardochsho of Central Asia, the Buddhist Hariti, and the …

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Kengan Omega Chapter 0 kicks off action-packed manga sequel

Kengan Omega Chapter 0 kicks off the sequel series with strong, promising action for old and new readers alike. WARNING: The following contains spoilers for Kengan Omega Chapter 0, available for free in an English translation on Comikey. When it came to following Kengan Achoura, the martial arts manga Kengan Omega had all the task ahead. The epic series followed …

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Parents try to impeach school principal for reporting Iron Maiden

Parents at a Canadian public high school are trying to remove the principal because she posted images on social media displaying her fandom for Iron Maiden. The controversy stems from photos of Ms. Sharon Burns, the headmistress of the school, displaying the usual rock ‘devil horns’ hand gesture, as well as a hand-made sign with the number 666. The images …

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The Jesuits were complicit in the destruction of indigenous culture. Today, the Red Cloud Indian School is confronted with this story.

When the Holy Rosary Mission was founded on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation in South Dakota in 1888, many Jesuits and Franciscan Sisters who created the mission learned the Lakota language. The missionaries believed that this method of inculturation would be effective pastorally. Community of the Sisters of Saint Francis of Penance and Christian Charity, nd, 1890-1920, Saint François, S. …

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A look at some of the most recognizable winners of all time

Over its 120-year history, the Nobel Peace Prize has celebrated the efforts of 109 individuals and 28 organizations. The tendency to reward the standard bearers of peace and harmony began in 1901, in addition to other laurels awarded in the fields of physiology or medicine, chemistry, physics, literature and economics, which were added later. As journalists Maria Ressa and Dmitry …

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Dr Farooq and Omar Abdullah condemn murder of teacher, director of BHSS, Eidgah

Srinagar, Sep 07 (KNS): Jammu and Kashmir National Conference Party Chairman, Srinagar MP Dr. Farooq Abdullah and Vice President Omar Abdullah on Thursday unequivocally condemned the brutal murder of Satinder Kaur, senior BHSS Eidgah and Deepak Chand, a teacher at the same school, claiming that the series of killings in Kashmir is another horrific manifestation of cruelty and barbarism and …

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Why the firecracker ban is an explosive amalgam of religion, economy and health

Diwali is one of the most auspicious holidays for the Hindu population, and firecrackers are synonymous with this annual holiday. People believe that the celebration is incomplete without firecrackers. Every year around this time, given the states’ pollution index, there is a lot of talk about their ban. However, it is not that easy. As the festival is of significant …

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